Fans Thank RGIII by Buying Items on his Wedding Registry
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III a.k.a. RG III has taken the D.C. area by storm. The Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor was taken second overall in last year’s NFL Draft, and in his first season, he led the Redskins to their first playoff appearance in five years.
RGIII’s combination of exciting style of play and the Redskin’s rabid fan base have made Griffin a huge star, and now his fans want to give back. Griffin is preparing to marry his fiancée, Rebecca Liddicoat, on July 6, and part of that process involves registering for wedding gifts. RG III and his fiancee set up a registry with Bed Bath & Beyond, but they probably did not expect fans to find his registration and start buying the gifts for the couple.
On Sunday, Griffin tweeted a thank you to the fans.
Thank you to the Fans who are helping buy ALL the items from our wedding registry at Bed Bath & Beyond … say.ly/MLw5Rbg
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) May 19, 2013
But the tweet did not go over well. The backlash began immediately and Griffin responded on twitter with, “I didn’t ask the fans to buy me anything. they found it on their own and decided to get what they could. SMH [shaking my head] at all these Debbie downers.”
A quick look at the registry shows that Griffin and his fiancée need a lot of basic things along with some unique gifts:
Listed are a brushed stainless steel 2-slice toaster ($59.99) along with a Cuisinart Toaster Oven ($99.99). He also asked for a Cuisinart Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker ($89.99) and a Nesco American Harvest Snackmaker Encore Dehydrator and Jerky Maker ($64.99).
Some fans may have been willing to spend quite a bit of money on their quarterback. Included on the “items already purchased” list was two two-piece outdoor seating sets ($439.99 each), a KitchenAid 5-Quart Designer Series stand mixer ($399.99) and an 11-foot outdoor umbrella ($299.99). However, those items may have been bought by family and friends.
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